CRM vendor Siebel Systems announced it's getting SOA religion. At the 2005 IBM Executive SOA Summit being held this week in London, Siebel announced an SOA development package, called Siebel 7.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
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Emboldening its position in the emerging SOA arena, Hewlett Packard has introduced a new suite of SOA services and announced plans to launch four new SOA "competency centers" around the globe. HP states that the objective of its new initiative is to guide customers" through the entire SOA process, from envisioning and assessment to development and governance.
There are an array of factors now reconfiguring the information technology sector -- and software in particular. But one of them is the SOA movement.
In an earlier post, I talked a bit about the convergence of Web services/SOA and open source software. A reader pointed out that SOA "is one technology that doesn't require that you use open source.
One Forrester Research analyst told me recently that he thinks Oracle -- which touts a vaguely defined SOA vision of business "fusion" -- is possibly two years behind SAP in terms of thought leadership and architectural development. Well, Oracle (no surprise) would suggest otherwise.
Quocirca's Clive Longbottom says its okay to be skeptical about service-oriented architecture. But he also unveiled some stats from a study of experienced users that shows there is a 'there' there when it comes to SOA.
It is important to budget for "the range of expenses that follow Web services into an enterprise," writes Thomas Erl in his recent book aptly titled Service Oriented Architecture. "Web services are expensive.
Business process are in the process of being commoditized, according to a recent article by Thomas Davenport in the Harvard Business Review. That's an important trend as far as the continuing evolution of SOA is concerned.
There's a reason why we, as a society, have chosen automobiles over jetpacks, though jetpacks are a far more sophisticated and sexy technology. Likewise, we're increasingly pushing back against over-engineered and over-hyped middleware and integration platforms in favor of cheaper, simpler solutions.
A few days ago, my blogmate Britton reported on Sun's new registry, which will be incorporated into the Java Enterprise System 4 server middleware stack, to be released this fall.Today, both SOA Software and Systinet announced new offerings employing UDDI, which is becoming the most commonly accepted registry standard.